Another view of Barcelona, this time the centrefold from the magazine Triunfo in September 1962. Other photos on pp35-53, of which I enjoyed this one, a sanitised reminder that we are witnessing the final phase in Barcelona’s transition from a small town surrounded by villages and fields and, latterly, monstrous slums, to a great city; this one of the Monumental bullring; and this one of the Nou Camp. Triunfo is now being remarketed, as is so often the case, as anti-Franquista in some respect, when it is in fact no more (and no less) than a glossy symbol of a flourishing and complacent bourgeoisie, reborn in the 1960s with the help of some smart Opus Dei midwifery.
- Destruction of old Peking
Ah, but how long before it is rebuilt as a theme park? Plaza de San Felipe Neri is one of the
- The metro to Nou Barris
Pictures of houses and a Derbi.
- “Sorceress” Raquel Meller, TIME Magazine cover
This delectable flor del mal from Barcelona’s Poble Sec district is a daisychain from A Nun’s link to a review of
The May monsoon endowed plants with a Made-In-China verisimilitude: Knee-scratching thistles are now several metres high, and Karik and Valya could have
- New great mosque for Barcelona in historic building on Tibidabo
Three South Asian-British professionals (down from four last time, one having fallen to feminine wiles in the intervening biennium) emerge blinking